Tax

Tax & Structuring

We offer you a wide range of services, the main areas of focus being transactions and tax disputes, nationally and internationally. Our team’s broad scope of expertise covers both direct and indirect taxation. We have vast experience of advising on domestic and international corporate taxation, and we regularly assist clients with matters relating to transfer pricing, incentive schemes, VAT, and customs and excise duty.

Our Tax & Structuring lawyers are known for their business-minded  approach to tax law. We combine practical and solution-oriented tax expertise with commercially-driven corporate and M&A work. In addition to leading the market in transactions, our team is especially recognized for its outstanding work in the areas of tax audits and disputes.

Based on their abilities, clients and assignments, this practice stands out as one of the clear market leaders in Finland. International Tax Review, World Tax

We have close working relationships with a number of well-known law firms across Europe, enabling seamless cross-border tax advice that covers all relevant jurisdictions beyond the Nordic region. With a strong focus on international taxation and EU tax law, the members of our team also regularly participate in the activities of various expert groups, including the International Fiscal Association, the Finnish Bar Association’s expert group on tax law, and various cooperation groups of international law firms.

Transactions

  • Tax and corporate structuring related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Tax structuring of investment funds
  • Public company restructurings and tender offers
  • Tax planning related to financing and financial instruments
  • Real estate transactions
  • Management participations and other incentive schemes
  • Business restructurings
  • Transfer pricing
  • Transaction- and fund-related VAT issues

Tax audits and tax disputes

  • Consideration payable between related parties in connection with restructurings of business models
  • Transfer pricing disputes
  • Applicability of anti-avoidance rules in acquisition structures and various other situations
  • Applicability of Finnish interest barrier rules in various structures
  • Taxation of trust income
  • Allocation of assets and related liabilities between head offices and Finnish branches
  • Interpretation of the recently implemented new rules in the Transfer Tax Act
  • Interpretation of customs and excise duty rules

Roschier’s Tax practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and ITR World Tax. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020;
  • International Tax Review – European Awards: the Finnish Tax Firm of the Year in 2020; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2019.

This is what clients say about us:

“Based on their abilities, clients and assignments, this practice stands out as one of the clear market leaders in Finland.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“Always high-quality work.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Tax

“High-quality team who also understand financial issues.”
– The Legal 500 2020, Tax

“The company has established a position as one of the leading tax practices among Finnish law firms and it is involved in some of the most significant tax disputes.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“Well known M&A tax practice.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“Roschier has several senior tax advisers with the experience of over 20 years.”
– ITR World Tax 2020

“The team garners praise for being very much client-focused and understanding clients’ goals very well.” 
– Chambers Europe 2019, Tax

“Clients enthuse that the department offers top-class knowledge on structuring and taxation.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Tax

“The lawyers are always available and reply immediately.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, Tax

“The lawyers display a high level of knowledge in the tax area and are very service-minded.”
– Chambers Europe 2017, Tax

“The team is praised for its very accurate work and fast replies; the quality is exceptional.” 
– Chambers Europe 2017, Tax